Andrew and I decided to be spontaneous (look at us?!) and spend a few days this week soaking up some sun kid-free in Mexico, so that’s what I’m doing today. If you’re looking for me, I’ll be reading by the pool eating ceviche 🙂 . Please don’t look for me.
I am blogging this week, so I’m super happy you’re here! On the last Wednesday of every month, Sheaffer and I host this little linky party where we share what’s going on with us right now. It’s a little food, a little family, a little what we’re wearing, a little what we’re doing, a little what we’re watching and a little bit of everything else all in one post.
Here we go…
1: WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK:
I am eating a ton of really amazing food here at Grand Velas. I look forward to each and every meal 🙂 .
2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT:
Remember when we came here last year with the Slaughters for Andrew’s 40th birthday?!
Hahahahahaha! I laugh every single time I think of our swimsuits and t-shirts.
3: WHAT I’M LOVING:
Woohoo!!! My new Erin Condren Life Planner arrived right before I left! You guys, this is my 11th year in a row to use an Erin Condren planner. ELEVENTH!!!! I get asked all the time about how I stay organized, how I keep my family’s life together and my answer is always this planner here. Yes, I’m trying to start incorporating a digital calendar into my mix too, but this baby here sits on my desk every.single.day and keeps all of my dates, to do lists, important information, contacts, notes…my life is in this book.
I write down not only every date/activity, but I also add little notes and things I want to remember to each day too (kind of like a diary), I keep track of goals, I write down every single Christmas gift/birthday party idea/to do list/bill I pay…friends, I cannot stress enough…IT’S ALL IN THERE! I keep my Life Planner year after year (I have a very pretty stack of them!) because honestly, they’re basically diaries of my life now. I love them.
If you want to see how I use my calendar, keep it organized and really maximize its efficiency, check out this post from 2020 where I explain it all (with photos!) for you to better understand. Needless to say though, I was pumped when my new one arrived. I always use the Life Planners that run July to December of the following year because I like to start “fresh” in September. That being said, you can purchase her planners that run January to December too.
4: WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:
Last weekend, we had soccer and baseball. It was a sports-filled weekend for the Shull fam! The weather was delightful and the kids super happy…what more could a mama want?!
5: WHAT I’M DREADING:
Nothing. Summer break starts in just a few weeks. I. Am. So. Excited.
6: WHAT I’M WORKING ON:
I’m trying to get all of my ducks in a row for when the kiddos are home from school this summer. Each year, I try really hard to balance work life with “summer mom” life. I’m trying to eliminate some things on my to do list and calendar and streamline as many things as I can so that I don’t feel super overwhelmed. It’s summer! I want to enjoy it too!!
7: WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT:
We have some great travels in our future this summer!!! I’m already so excited about those trips. You guys, the next time we host What’s Up Wednesday, our kids will be on summer break!! Woohoo!!!!!!
8: WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING:
My APRIL BOOK REVIEW came out on Monday! If you missed it, make sure you go back and read all about the four books I read this month. One I did not enjoy and three, I loved! I even have a self-help book in there this time for those of us who need a minute to think…and a darling chick lit book too!
…and still love it SO MUCH!! It’s just such brilliant TV!
9: WHAT I’M LISTENING TO:
Right now…ocean sounds 🙂 .
10: WHAT I’M WEARING:
I am wearing so many fun vacation things this week (more on that to come!), but so far look how cute this is…
And then you’ve seen several of these pieces before in my Hawaii posts, but you have to check out my shoes because I LOVE THEM…
Also, I’ve been wearing THIS MAMA NECKLACE every day since it arrived last week. (I’m wearing it in the pic but I know it’s hard to see.) I mean…it says MAMA 😉 . It would make an excellent Mother’s Day gift or…just because you love being a mama purchase. I love that it’s adjustable to any length too.
11: WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND:
We are celebrating Catherine’s birthday AND hosting the ultimate Auntie Shay and Uncle Andrew sleepover 😉 .
12: WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH:
13: WHAT IS MY NEW FAVORITE AMAZON FIND:
Ohhhhhh yesssss! All of you sports parents know what I’m talking about. We bought a new chair for games and well, it’s divine.
That is it for today! I’m off to enjoy some more sunshine!
If you blogged WUW today too, make sure you link up below!
I’ll see you all back here tomorrow!